Best Practices for Better Business Analysis

Best Practices for Better Business Analysis is the ongoing publication of practical best practices articles written by members of the business analysis community, and reviewed by a panel of their peers. 
 
The goal of Best Practices for Better Business Analysis™ is to provide you with tips, techniques, thoughts, and experience that will have a direct impact on your day-to-day practice of business analysis.

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Engaging Stakeholders in Elicitation and Collaboration
Author: Rahul Ajani
April 2016

The Great Communicator
Author: Kelly Eull, CBAP
November 2015

The Stakeholder All-Skate
Author: Terry Wiegmann, CBAP, CSQE, PSPO, ACG
December 2014

A Business Analyst's Top 5 Challenges When Changing Industries
Author: Mary K. Hogan, CBAP
September 2014

Strike the Balance - Stakeholder Management
Author: Dhanalakshmi Shanmugham, CBAP
July 2014

Go with the BABOK® Flow
Author: Andre Plante
June 2014

Business Analysis in an Agile World
Author: Tazeen Shaikh
May 2014

Improving Business Analysis Performance: A systems model for evidence-based performance improvement
Lead Author: Julian Sammy
April 2014

The Enterprise Triple Constraint
Author: Michael S. Zambruski MBA, CBAP, PMP
March 2014

Business Concept Mapping for Better Communication and Scoping
Author: Thomas Frisendal
February 2014

5 Common Business Requirements Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Author: Amanda Bennett
December 2013

Object-Oriented Requirements Capture and Analysis
Author: Jim Poland
November 2013

How to Use Enterprise Architecture to Deliver the Right Solution
Author: Sergio Luis Conte
October 2013

Process Innovation - BAs Adding Extreme Value
Author: Jas Phul
September 2013

Defining Project Manager and Business Analyst Roles
Author: Barbara A. Carkenord, CBAP, PMP, PMI-ACP
August 2013

Developing Effective Agile Requirements
Author: Nancy Nee
July 2013

Agile Challenges in a Contractual Environment
Author: Jason Frink
July 2013

Discover Your Motivation
Author: Ahmad Khalifa
June 2013

Calculating Confidence Intervals from Real Business Data - Using statistical methods to develop confidence intervals to develop measurable and meaningful inferences about data
Author: Sean David Christopher, MBA
May 2013

Data Driven Requirements Gathering and Analysis for e-Commerce Applications
Author: Oksana Koveda
April 2013

Amplifying Agile Practices with Business Analysis
Authors: Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman 
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March 2013

The Forgotten Requirement - Organizational Change
Author: Maureen McVey, CBAP
February 2013

CARRDs: Constraints, Assumptions, Risks, Requirements, and Dependencies
Author: Julian Sammy, Enterprise Business Analyst
January 2013